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sore on lip (pictures) please help

xmunchie
September 22nd, 2010, 09:35 AM
http://i55.tinypic.com/2wnzfhd.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/28mol0w.jpg


he usualy doesnt look that miserable he just doesnt like getting his picture taken lol

but the sore appeared maybe 2-3 days ago and it has gotten bigger.
i am probally going to have to take him to the vet if it doesnt clear up soon, but i want to wait on it because he doesnt seem to be in pain and he is still eating and playful. he is only about one years old. does anybody have any clue as to what is could be.

sugarcatmom
September 22nd, 2010, 12:24 PM
I can't see the pics, but I'm wondering if it's a Rodent Ulcer: http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/Starnes/index.php

What does your kitty eat?

xmunchie
September 22nd, 2010, 04:20 PM
I can't see the pics, but I'm wondering if it's a Rodent Ulcer: http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/Starnes/index.php

What does your kitty eat?

I only feed him dry cat food the brand he has been eating since he was a kitten is MAXCAT but nutro and Natural Choice, im kind of hoping its just a cut or injure from running around. i tend to be a hypochondriac when it comes to my kitty and it has cost me an arm and a leg, half the time i take him to the vet nothing is wrong. so i plan to just keep an eye on it and see if it gets any worse before i take him to the vet, i was just hoping someone has experienced it before so i know what to expect. my first suspicion was that it was infact a rodent ulcer which im hoping is not the case because ive seen them get pretty nasty. thank you for your help tho :pray:

14+kitties
September 22nd, 2010, 04:28 PM
What dishes do you use to feed him? Plastic, porcelain, stainless steel? Plastic can cause what is similar to acne in some cats. Best to get rid of it if possible.
Looking at the picture it almost looks like he has something inside him mouth too.
In this case you would not be remiss in taking him to the vet. Good luck. :fingerscr

kathryn
September 23rd, 2010, 08:55 PM
SCM is right on the ball. They're common, but still require further medical treatment to ensure you know exactly what type of lesion it is..

http://www.petplace.com/cats/eosinophilic-granuloma-complex/page1.aspx


Feline acne is also a possibility. I saw a case recently but it did not quite look the same.


This could also be ringworm but in an unusual place.


A veterinarian can do a skin scraping, biopsy and/or culture if needed to confirm what the lesion is :) You will probably just end up needing an antibiotic cream to apply to the area.